For your safety and guidance the Hermanus Cliff Path is patrolled during daylight hours by Hermanus Public Protection (HPP) patrol officers. You may also call the following numbers:


Hermanus Tourism Bureau 028 312 2629
Hermanus Old Harbour Museum 028 313 0418
Hermanus History Society
Fishermen’s Village: Craft Market 028 313 0418
Whale Coast Conservation 028 316 2527
Fernkloof Nature Reserve
Cliff Path Management Group


Hermanus Public Protection 028 312 4900
Overstrand Municipality 24-hour Emergency Call Centre 028 313 8111
National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) 028 312 3180
24-hour Operational Centre – New Harbour
Hermanus Provincial Hospital 028 312 1166
Fire 028 313 8168

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  • It is a punishable offence to camp, light fires or pick any flora on the Fernkloof Nature Reserve Cliff Path and its environs.
  • Cycling on the Cliff Path is strictly prohibited.
  • Wheelchairs and push-chairs are welcome.
  • Keep to the paths.
  • Be aware of wave action at all times.
  • Dog droppings must be removed from the cliff path.
  • Dogs must be on a leash.